a dead-end job

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a dead end job

"a dead-end job"

a job that offers no prospect of promotion


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a dead end job

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I've been in the same job for five years. No promotions and nothing has changed whatsoever. I still do the exact same work as when I started.

Colleague 2:  Any chance of a promotion?

Colleague 1:  None.

Colleague 2:  Sounds like you are in a dead-end job.  Perhaps it's time to start looking for a better job.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a dead end job

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  I am running out of money and having a real tough time with the coursework. I am thinking about dropping out of school.

Student 2:  And end up in a dead-end job?

Student 1:  Maybe I can find a job with a chance of advancement.

Student 2:  Not likely if you quit school.

Sunday Fun Idiom

"dead-end job"

Sunday Fun Idiom - dead end job

a dead-end job - Usage:


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a dead-end job - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a dead-end job.

a dead-end job - Examples:

1)  So hopefully you won't get trapped in a dead end job ever again.

2)  I felt like I would be stuck in a dead end job for the rest of my life.

3)  Have you ever sat in your cubicle, and thought about cutting loose from your dead end job?

4)  They are working hard, in a dead end job, and are barely making enough to provide for their family. 

5)  I worked for years in dead end job, making barely over minimum wage with two university degrees under my belt.

6)  Holding together a dead end job. The money was bad, the environment was bad and I was ...

7)  ... would you pick Walmart and opportunities for advancement, or would you pick a dead end job at a mom and pop bodega?

8)  I was working a dead end job at Waterstones Bookstore, it paid my bills but I was fed up.

9)  ... could give up trying without attempting to get better and instead choose to accept that dead end job and an average life because there's little chance of failing if you ...

10)  There nothing different about me, I'm just another bored male approaching 30 in dead end job, who lives for the weekend.

11)  I was stuck in a dead end job working for a company who paid me peanuts for working long hours.

12)  Or you could just slave away for the next thirty years in a dead end job with no security, unable to buy a house, paying off student ...

13)  I temped and temped, went from dead end job to dead end job.

14)  Don't be stuck in a dead end job if you don't want to.

15)  Given that I would gain no additional experiences working the same dead end job I had to take the risk and leave the permanent job for the ...

16)  17 year old Finn Maguire is a school dropout, working in a dead end job at a fast food restaurant, ...

17)  ... dropped out of University 3 years ago and am currently in a dead end Job that has no prospects for the future.

18)  ... is a single mum and just over two years ago was stuck in a seemingly dead end job with no prospects.

19)  I was working as a Tea Blender in a factory in Liverpool, a boring dead end job with no opportunity for advancement or self improvement.

20)  If you want a hard low paying dead end job, try furniture moving.